[Reader-list] Legal proceedings against Trawler, Captain demanded

T Peter peter.ksmtf at gmail.com
Wed Jun 14 12:38:10 CDT 2017

*Kerala: Legal proceedings against Trawler, Captain demanded  **June
14,2017   |  Source: India.Com

National Fishworkers Forum has urged Shipping Minister to launch legal
proceedings against the owner, Captain and crew of the Panama registered
cargo vessel which had hit a fishing boat off Kochi, killing two persons.
In a letter to the Shipping Minister, a copy of which was released to the
media here, Forum national chairperson Narendra R Patil and General
Secretary T Peter also said cargo ships and foreign fishing vessels should
not be allowed in Indian coastalwaters.

The forum demanded that adequate compensation should be paid to the
families of the fishermen who had lost their lives and fishing boat and
implements which had suffered severe damage in the collision should be
restored. The Indian Navy and Coast guard should be directed to protect
fishermen who put out to sea, the forum said adding free medical aid should
be provided to the injured fishermen and their loss should be compensated.
The cargo vessel, Amber L, had collided with the fishing boat on June 11 at
2.30 am. While two fishermen drowned, one was missing and 11 others had
been rescued.

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